• Makanikai01

    State of the art Eurocopter

  • Makanikai02

    Soaring above Oahu

  • Makanikai03

    Helicopter in action

  • Makanikai04

    Spectacular views

  • Makanikai05

    Sunset at the hangar

  • Makanikai06

    Birds-eye view of Pearl Harbor

Oahua Nature Tours


Tour Time
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tour operates : Every Day

< >
Subtotal: $209.15
Safe and Secure Checkout

Hidden Oahu Helicopter Flight

Rating: 5/5

Tour Highlights:

Spectacular views of Oahu State of the art Eurocopter
Comfortable seats
45 minute flight
Large windows First-class audio system
Expert pilots Transportation to and from Waikiki

Flight times are based on availability and your group size. Please specify a range of time you would like to go on the helicopter ride in the special notes sections during the checkout process.

This tour begins with a beautiful view of placid Keehi Lagoon and continues over historic Honolulu Harbor. Here you will see Aloha Tower, once the tallest structure on the island, as well cruise ships from distant ports. Next is downtown Honolulu, featuring the only royal palace in the country. Above the city stands Punchbowl, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. The tour continues above Ala Moana Beach Park, Magic Island, the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor and Waikiki Beach. Beyond, you’ll see Diamond Head crater from a dramatic perspective, the “Gold Coast” where millionaires make their homes, and spectacular Hanauma Bay.

Rounding the east end of the island, you’ll see rugged coastline, inviting Sandy Beach and Makapuu Point and lighthouse. Your aerial tour continues over Sea Life Park, the estate where TV’s Magnum P.I. was filmed, and miles of white sand beach. You’ll be treated to a stunning view of Mount Olomana and, later, the Nuuanu Pali where King Kamehameha’s warriors won a decisive battle to unite the islands.

Your flight continues on above the powdery white sands of Waimanalo Beach, the gorgeous coral formations of Kaneohe Bay, distinctive Chinaman’s Hat, and then up into “Jurassic Park” valley, where scenes from a dozen major motion pictures have been filmed. The highlight of the tour is Sacred Falls, a shear and splendid 1,000-foot cascade.

The tour continues along the storied North Shore, with a dramatic view of world-renowned surfing spots including Sunset Beach, Pipeline and Waimea Bay. On your way over Oahu’s Central Plain, you’ll see the Dole Pineapple maze and the “birthing stones” of Hawaiian royalty. Your tour concludes with a dramatic view of Pearl Harbor, the Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri.


Additional Notes:

Please include the name and weight of each passenger in the special notes sections during the checkout process.



Length of Tour: 45 min. 
Tour is operated: Daily
Check-In Time:

Check-in is required 30 minutes prior to the tour, If you are driving out on your own, Please allow approximately 1 hour of driving time

Check-In Location:

Makani Kai Helicopters, 130 Iolana Place, Honolulu, HI 96819

Weight Restrictions: Passengers in excess of 250 pounds (113 Kilos) may be charges an additional fee equal to one-half the tour cost. Passengers weighing more than 300 pounds (136 kilos) will be charged for an additional seat. Any two passengers from the same reservation whose combined weight exceeds 430 pounds (195 kilos) may be required to purchase a comfort seat.
Transportation & Pick-Up:

Transportation is INCLUDED, Please be at your instructed pick-up location at least 15 minutes before your scheduled pick-up time. Our driver may have multiple stops so please allow him 30 minutes to pick you up. All reservations are subject to non-refundable cancellation if guest is not at the scheduled pickup point at the pickup time. You are looking for a white mini-coach with 'Makani Kai Helicopters' written on the side.

Additional Items To Bring/Wear:

-Take motion-sickness medication if you are prone to motion-sickness (It is best to take the medication before you leave your hotel)

-Bring a camera

-Please leave bags, purses and other large items at your hotel

Helicopter Features:

A-Star feature air conditioning, Bose noise cancelling headsets, custom leather interiors, high quality DVD recording system, Hawaiian music, extra large windos for premium viewing. All seats face forward. 

Cancellation Policy:

We don't charge any cancellation fees if you notify us in time but a minimum of 48-hour notice is required prior to departure time for changing, rescheduling or cancelling your flight. *Tours cancelled or rescheduled within the last 48 hours are non-refundable.

Public Address system


Driving Directions from Waikiki:

-Take the H1 Freeway West from Honolulu

-Take exit 18 onto the Nimitz Hwy

-Take the second left onto Lagoon Drive

-Stay on Lagoon Drive, you will drive along the side of the airfield

-Turn right onto Iolana Place after about 3/4 of a mile

-You will see our office, Makani Kai Helicopters on the corner of Lagoon Drive and Iolana Place

Travelling with an infant:

 Infants under 24 months fly for free. Please let us know in the notes section if you will be travelling with an infant.




If you like this tour, you might also like:


#16 Glider Flight #8 North Shore & Circle Island Adventure with lunch


 Or visit our home page to see all of our tours


Contact Details

Office Hours: We are open every day, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM Hawaiian Time
Telephone: (808) 924-2473
Fax: (808) 924-5395
e-mail: reservations@oahunaturetours.com




Friday, 26 April 2013
Ever since I watched Hawaii 50 and Magnum PI as a young child I've wanted to visit Hawaii. Everything we did was excellent and topped off by the Makani Kai Hidden Oahu Special tour. Our pilot was very knowledgeable and the ground staff more than helpful and pleasant starting from our hotel pickup right down to posting the DVD of our flight home to us. Highly recommended and don't forget to take your camera. Thank you Makani Kai.
By from
Tour date:
Friday, 26 April 2013
Great experience
Me and a friend we're lucky to book a tour at the last minute and it's definately worth doing if you are visiting Hawaii. We had an ex-army pilot named Jeff and he was really knowledgable about the area, terrain and interesting photo ops. He was obviously a good and experienced pilot and found the flight very enjoyable and interesting despite the rainy weather conditions. I absoluely recommend Makani Kai helicopters!!
By Adt23 from Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Tour date:2013-04-10
Friday, 26 April 2013
A must
If you feel like Hawaii is not exactly what you expected and doesn't look like on TV, you have to see it from above. Makani Kai take you to your hotel, anyone. The pilot was really nice and described a lot. She didn't stop talking (which is good). The views were amazing.

Bring your camera, it makes really nice videos. I chose Hidden Oahu, the 45 minutes tour.
By Mederick A. from Calgary, CANADA
Tour date:2013-03-15

Submit ReviewBe the first to write a review...

First: Rate the product. Please select a rating between 0 (poorest) and 5 stars (best).
Now please write a (short) review....(min. 100, max. 2000 characters)
Your Name:
Your Tour date:
Your Hometown:

Characters written:

Please enter the sum of these numbers : 44 + 39 =